SEATTLE (AP) -- King County Metro Transit has reversed itself and says it will accept bus ads urging shoppers to "Buy American" and "Shop Locally."
The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/sEwmEq ) Metro had initially rejected the ads as a violation of its policy against political advertising.
General Manager Kevin Desmond said Thursday that upon further evaluation, the ad does not express an opinion about a public issue, but rather promotes the sale of goods.
The nonprofit group TAP America wants to run the ads.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com